Dating & Relationships

Infographic: Online Dating In America

November 3, 2015 by Justin Lehmiller

The world’s first online dating company, Match.com, hit the scene twenty years ago. Since then, it has accumulated tens of millions of users worldwide and spawned numerous competitors. Online dating is now a multi-billion dollar industry and it shows no signs of abating. In fact, if anything, it still has a lot of room for growth.

Check out the infographic below for a look at how many Americans have ever tried online dating and their attitudes toward it. As people continue to warm to the idea, it’s likely that we’ll only see more and more folks go online in search of love and romance. To learn more about research on internet dating, including the impact it has had on our relationships, check out this article.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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